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How to monitor, measure, and manage your broadband consumption

Dealing with a data cap? Tired of getting dinged for busting through it? Learn how to identify the hogs on your network and how to make sure your ISP is delivering everything you’re paying for.

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How to keep USB thumb drive malware away from your PC

Maybe you know not to plug strange USB drives into your computer, but trends indicate that most people think nothing of it. Here's how security experts keep USB malware at bay.

How to add music to a Google Slides presentation

Google Slides doesn't officially support audio tracks, but we have a couple of workarounds.

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How Excel counts business days, holidays and more

Excel makes it easy to find how many days there are between two dates. With a little more effort, you can find the number of days in which people will be actually working.

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Beat Google to the punch: Make Flash on Chrome click-to-play right now

Adobe Flash is going click-to-play in late 2016, but you don't have to wait until then to stop Flash from autoplaying.

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How to get rid of hum and eliminate other noises from your audio and video systems

Don't let buzz, hum, or hiss ruin your AV experience. We'll show you how to solve common electrical faults and ditch the noise.


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How to bring picture-in-picture mode to YouTube on your PC

A handy Chrome extension lets you continue watching a video while checking out the rest of YouTube within the same tab.

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When water, coffee, or liquid spills on your laptop, do this

A water spill can seriously mess up a laptop. Soft drinks or alcohol can do much worse. Work quickly and you might be able to save it.

The truth about Windows 10's hidden drive partition

You may think there's free space in these hidden drive partitions, but think twice before messing with anything in these locations. We use a third-party disk utility to find out what's really in them.

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Excel pro tips: How to create, define, and use Named Ranges

Working with ranges in Excel can speed up your formulas and macros, or help you navigate through your spreadsheets. It’s also a more efficient way to manage processes within your worksheets. Here's how to set them up.

How to assign a nickname to your Android contacts

Tell Google to 'call my wife' or 'text my brother' by issuing the right voice commands to the Google app.

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How to turn on 'Ok Google' detection

Get an answer to any question that's on your mind, even if your phone's in sleep mode.


How to zoom ahead in YouTube videos with a single key press

Two Chrome extensions give you video player controls for online video sites such as Netflix and YouTube.

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The hidden challenges of booting from a USB flash drive

Booting from a USB drive lets you get into your PC when its main operating system. But Windows and even your motherboard could work against you. Here's how to find out.

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How to send all calls from specific contacts to voicemail

If there's a certain someone you'd rather not talk to, you can automatically direct their calls to your voicemail inbox.

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How to change your passwords automatically with Dashlane and LastPass

It's a pain to change your passwords manually. These two password managers make it easier by doing it for you.

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How to stop ransomware: Backup can protect you, but only if you do it right

No one wants to give hundreds of dollars to extortionists. But if you take the right precautions beforehand, ransomware probably can't hurt you.